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Hoi An (1/3)

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Author: I really want this post to go well, because this was my favorite city among the ones we visited. Hope you enjoy this as much as I did.



We arrived to Hoi An hours passed afternoon. The taxi driver left us at our hotel. A hotel that we didnt reserve and that we happen to find in the 'Lonely Planet' that my tripmates carried.

We explained to the receptionist that we were 4 and that we needed either 2 double bedrooms or a bedroom for 4. And as a joke the receptionist says that there was 1 left bedroom for the 4 of us at a very interesting price! We all agreed.

This city is definitely made out for girls. It was full of flea markets, stores with all sort of things, specially with clothes & shoes made in 24hrs or less with your measures, and tons of jewelry made out of coconuts...



We left our bags in the room, changed clothes and went for a walk. At the hotel, they explained us how to get to the main streets, the markets, the RESTAURANTS.. and gave us a map with indications.…

I'm still standing...............

Back to 1983. Elton John.A lovely song, lovely lyrics and interesting sound... just heard it a few minutes ago in the taxi that brought me home from a night out and realized how it fit my actual moment. Enjoy fellas!And please check out the outfits of this video ;)Im still standingYou could never know what it's like, your blood like winter freezes just like ice, and there's a cold lonely light that shines from you. You'll wind up like the wreck you hide behind that mask you use, and did you think this fool could never win. Well look at me, I'm coming back again. I got a taste of love in a simple way and if you need to know while I'm still standing you just fade away. Don't you know I'm still standing better than I ever did, looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid.I'm still standing after all this time, picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind. I'm still standing yeah yeah yeah I'm still standing yeah yeah yeahOnce …

Off-site

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---Written on Monday---

Sitting in another chair. This time the seat of a train which has Málaga as final destination for a business meeting.


At the end of every fiscal year (fy) in the company I work for we have the annual "Off-site" meeting. It is nothing more than going out of the office for 1 or 2 days and reviewing the achievements of the past fy and sharing with your other colleagues your future challenges for the fy.

My iPod on, of course. Alanis Morissette playing. My head blank but thinking at the same time, as if that could be a possible thing..



I have discovered that many of my "sit and write" moments are initiated by a good background song. So! Here I go!

In the past years I have met a lot of people: People that I like, people that I dislike, people that I wish I never run into again, people I cannot wait to see...

I remember a friend I met at work. I think we were both interns when I first saw him. My first impression of him was like he was a very silent per…

Train to Da Nang (City #3)

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After the great days spent in Ha Long and Hanoi, we had to take a train to go to the next city.

The arrangements were made prior to the beginning of the trip. Out of the 4 of us, I believe I was the only one who hadnt travelled this way before. So I was both curious and excited about this new experience.

Suddendly this was an adventure.


The cabin was a 4 bed (soft sleeper). We started our train road at 9pm and made out of it a karaoke, a photo studio, a library and of course a room to sleep.


The girls decided they wanted to go in the top beds so the boys had the lower ones. It felt cool to jump and to have a chance to write my notes for these posts, to think for a while...

The morning view from my window was amazing.


I am not sure of at what time we arrived to Da Nang, but I do remember that the sensation of leaving the train and feeling the hot air in my skin was again a flashback of what home feels.

We were harrased by many taxi drivers that wanted to take us to a hotel or I dont know …